Comments: GB receiver Ferguson hospitalized after vicious hit

One major difference between last night's hit and the Tatum hit: when Tatum hit Stingley it was legal according to the rules of the day, and even Stingley says so. It's a thin line between playing hard and cheap shot, and I hope Ferguson is ok.

Posted by Ted at December 20, 2004 12:07 PM

I saw it, and the hit wasn't intentional. It was a hard hit but all of the hits are hard hits.

The receiver and defender were in motion and it happened.

Posted by DarkStar at December 20, 2004 08:52 PM

I'm afraid I disagree, DS -- just because they're in motion doesn't mean squat. The player who's on the ground is in control of his movements a lot better than one who's in the air, and Darius could just as easily have made his move in a way that would have avoided knocking Ferguson out.

Posted by McGehee at December 21, 2004 10:50 AM

Ferguson moved "at the last moment" to try to avoid Darius. In fact, Ferguson clothes lined the guy because he would have missed the tackle.

Posted by DarkStar at December 21, 2004 01:25 PM
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